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Electronics market shows US-China decoupling will hike inflation and slow growth

The Register - Fri, 10/03/2023 - 18:00
Singapore's central bank has a gloomy vision of the future

According to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), trade barriers between US and China have resulted in geoeconomic fragmentation and will likely result in slower global growth and higher inflation.…

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Data protection vendor Acronis admits to data leak as 12GB trove appears online

The Register - Fri, 10/03/2023 - 03:45
Company CISO acknowledges compromise of a single customer's creds, says incident is contained

The CISO of Swiss cybersecurity firm Acronis has acknowledged a breach of the company’s systems but stated the incident only impacted a single customer and that all other data remains safe.…

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Catholic clergy surveillance org 'outs gay priests'

The Register - Fri, 10/03/2023 - 02:30
Religious non-profit allegedly hoovered up location data from dating apps to ID clerics

A Catholic clergy conformance organization has reportedly been buying mobile app tracking data to identify gay priests, and providing that information to bishops around the US.…

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FBI and international cops catch a NetWire RAT

The Register - Fri, 10/03/2023 - 01:33
Malware-seekers were diverted to the Feds, severing a Croatian connection

International law enforcement agencies have claimed another victory over cyber criminals, after seizing the website, and taking down the infrastructure operated by crims linked to the NetWire remote access trojan (RAT).…

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AT&T blames marketing bods for exposing 9M subscriber account records

The Register - Thu, 09/03/2023 - 22:30
Tells folks not to worry, it was very old and boring data

AT&T has confirmed that miscreants accessed nine million of its wireless customers' accounts after one of its vendor's networks suffered a security failure in January.…

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US House reps, staff health data swiped in cyber-heist

The Register - Thu, 09/03/2023 - 21:27
Data for sale via dark web, Senate in line of fire, too

Health data and other personal information of members of Congress and staff were stolen during a breach of servers run by DC Health Care Link and are now up for sale on the dark web.…

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Refreshed from its holiday, Emotet has gone phishing

The Register - Thu, 09/03/2023 - 18:27
Notorious botnet starts spamming again after a three-month pause

Emotet is back. After another months-long lull since a spate of attacks in November 2022, the notorious malware operation that has already survived a law enforcement takedown and various periods of inactivity began sending out malicious emails on Tuesday morning.…

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Suspected Chinese cyber spies target unpatched SonicWall devices

The Register - Thu, 09/03/2023 - 02:26
They've been lurking in networks since at least 2021

Suspected Chinese cyber criminals have zeroed in on unpatched SonicWall gateways and are infecting the devices with credential-stealing malware that persists through firmware upgrades, according to Mandiant.…

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Dems, Repubs eye up ban on chat apps they don't like

The Register - Thu, 09/03/2023 - 01:28
Clock is ticking for TikTok and other foreign natter-ware

On Tuesday a bipartisan group of a dozen US senators introduced a bill to authorize the Commerce Department to ban information and communications technology products and services deemed threats to national security.…

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Securing ways to share workplace passwords

The Register - Wed, 08/03/2023 - 09:30
Keeper protects your team’s credentials without slowing down business

Sponsored Feature  When the first computer system passwords were set in 1961, few people needed to carry personal credentials to get through daily life. Nowadays, login credentials are ubiquitous across nearly every application, software and web service.…

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Boeing signs off anti-jamming tech that keeps satellites online

The Register - Wed, 08/03/2023 - 06:27
China and Russia won't be jammin' US sats no more

Boeing said on Tuesday its anti-jam ground-based satellite communications system had passed the necessary tests to validate it for use in the U.S. Space Force’s Pathfinder program.…

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Aussie tech worker payroll scheme operators found guilty of tax fraud

The Register - Wed, 08/03/2023 - 04:04
Contractors left hanging while principals splurged on luxury goods

Three of the principals of an Australian scheme that offered free payroll services to tech contractors have been found guilty of conspiring to defraud the Commonwealth and conspiring to deal with the proceeds of crime.…

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Acer confirms server intrusion after miscreant offers 160GB cache of stolen files

The Register - Wed, 08/03/2023 - 01:12
Customer info safe, or so we're told

Acer has confirmed someone broke into one of its servers after a miscreant put up for sale a 160GB database of what's claimed to be the Taiwanese PC maker's confidential information.…

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Alert: Crims hijack these DrayTek routers to attack biz

The Register - Wed, 08/03/2023 - 00:01
Workaround: Throw away kit? Hope there's a patch?

If you're still using post-support DrayTek Vigor routers it may be time to junk them, see if they can be patched, or come up with some other workaround, as a malware variant is setting up shop in the kit.…

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Pro-Putin scammers trick politicians and celebrities into low-tech hoax video calls

The Register - Tue, 07/03/2023 - 10:01
Who needs deepfakes when you've got makeup and 'element of surprise'?

Pro-Russian scammers using social engineering and impersonation to trick prominent western commentators into conducting recorded video calls have kicked these campaigns "into high gear" over the past 12 months, according to security researchers.…

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EPA orders US states to check cybersecurity of public water supplies

The Register - Mon, 06/03/2023 - 22:45
Don’t let miscreants poison the wells

The US government is requiring states to assess the cybersecurity capabilities of their drinking water systems, part of the White House's broader efforts to protect the nation's critical infrastructure from attacks by nation-states and other cyberthreats.…

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DoppelPaymer ransomware suspects cuffed, alleged ringleaders escape

The Register - Mon, 06/03/2023 - 21:45
Millions extorted from victims, one attack left hospital patient dead

German and Ukrainian cops have arrested suspected members of the DoppelPaymer ransomware crew and issued warrants for three other "masterminds" behind the global operation that extorted tens of millions of dollars and may have led to the death of a hospital patient.…

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Where are the women in cyber security? On the dark side, study suggests

The Register - Mon, 06/03/2023 - 03:01
Also, Royal ransomware metastasizes to other critical sectors, and this week's critical vulnerabilities

In Brief  If you can't join them, then you may as well try to beat them – at least if you're a talented security engineer looking for a job and you happen to be a woman. …

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Secret Service, ICE break the law over and over with fake cell tower spying

The Register - Sat, 04/03/2023 - 01:00
Investigations 'at risk' from sloppy surveillance uncovered by audit probe

The US Secret Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agencies have failed to follow the law and official policy regarding the use of cell-site simulators, according to a government audit.…

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Snap CISO: I rate software supply chain risk 9.9 out of 10

The Register - Sat, 04/03/2023 - 00:01
'Understanding your inventory is absolutely No. 1' he tells The Reg

SCSW  On a scale of 1 to 10, 10 being the highest risk, Snap Chief Information Security Officer Jim Higgins rates software supply chain risk "about 9.9"…

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